「死生有命」 (Shisei Yuumei)
“What Will Be Will Be”
My goodness Saki is a cutie pie. Aside from her unsettling religious-like adoration for Izaya, I have no how Masaomi can tell her that he’s interested in Anri now — and straight to her face no less. Clearly, Saki knows him way better than what he’s actually saying though, so I found it rather cute when she said he can go around with however many girls he wants because she knows he’ll come back to her in the end. At the same time, it almost sounded like she was on the verge of being one of those stalker girls, albeit in a much calmer “Hi, I talk to myself” demeanor. Still, seeing how she grew fond of Masaomi on her own — despite how Izaya planted her as a seed of sorts to realize his plans — I have to say a girl who calmly confesses her feeling the way she did is so adorable. Gah, I even like the way she carries herself in her girlish postures, in what I see as a perfect balance of timidness and outgoingness. She’s definitely girlfriend material and someone I really hope Masaomi does end up protecting in the end.
As such, I felt bad for her how she ended up being the victim in the bitter rivalry between the Yellow Scarves and Blue Squares in the past. Given how badly her legs were injured and how long she’s been hospitalized, I’m starting to wonder if she can even walk anymore. What I did find rather surprising was how Kadota and his crew were once apart of the Blue Squares themselves and how this cowardly kidnapping by their leader prompted them to not only leave the gang, but also rescue Saki when Masaomi was busy crapping his pants in fear. Yumasaki was undoubtedly the hero in that fiasco, as he took his 2D aspirations to the 3D world. Does he dare live out the otaku dream? Oh yes he does!
Anyway, Kadota lecturing Masaomi was more than I was expecting from his character, but I do appreciate how he has a notably role in all this. It’s just a shame all of this is going to Izaya’s plans though as Masaomi is misguided in his attempt to get back at the Slashers for Anri’s sake when she’s actually their leader. He still doesn’t know about Mikado being the leader of Dollars either, even after that huge incident six months ago, so I imagine things are probably going to get pretty hectic when all the misdirected hate finally flares up. Anri did stumble on Masaomi’s Yellow Scarves secret at the end there, so perhaps she’ll be able to prevent an all out war from breaking out.